Investigation : Salicylate
Specimen type : Serum
Spec container : Serum Gel 
Volume required : 5 ml
Reference range : <10 mg/L
Turnaround : <1 hour

Sample 6 hours post-ingestion.

Typical values in treatment (therapeutic range) <200 mg/L.

From August 1st 2002, the time since overdose must be clearly marked on all paracetamol / salicylate request cards. Samples received without a specified time will be returned by the pod system to the relevant ward.

Additional information on salicylate and its clinical use can be found here: salicylate.

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